Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Tomatoes

This is a quick and easy recipe that's perfect after a long day at work when your brain has shut down and you arent in the mood to cook but dont want a tv dinner.

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Tomatoes

adapted from Weight Watchers Five Ingredients 15 minutes Cookbook - p46

2 c uncooked penne
cooking spray (I used garlic cooking spray for a little bit extra garlic taste)
3 links hot italian turkey sausage (about 12 oz), cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen bell pepper and onion stir fry
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1/2 t black pepper
preshredded fresh parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta, and set aside.

2. While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage, and cook 5 min or until browned, stirring often. Add bell pepper stirfry, and cook 3 minutes or until hot, stirring often. Add tomatoes and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 min.

3. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture, and toss. Top with cheese, if desired.

6 servings

Nutritional info:
Cal: 280
Fat: 6.8g
Sat Fat: 0.2g
Prot: 16.4g
Carb: 39g
Fib: 1.8g
Chol: 34mg
Iron: 3.3mg
Sod: 732mg
Calc: 56mg

2 comments:

coffeepot said...

Sounds good. Weight Watchers does have some good recipes.

Anya said...

They have some that need lots of help too! heh I just found that out tonight!